Sam Hornish Leaving IndyCar, Heading To Nascar

Yes, it's true — IndyCar champion Sam Hornish Jr. is following in the footsteps of Juan Pablo Montoya, Dario Franchitti and Jacques Villeneuve by leaving the IndyCar series for the bright lights, big paycheck and loose left turns of Nascar. The three-time IndyCar champ said he'll be driving the #77 Dodge for Penske… » 11/08/07 12:15pm 11/08/07 12:15pm

Wheldon Wins Race, Hornish Takes IRL Title: Chicagoland

Dan Wheldon, Scott Dixon and Sam Hornish, Jr. A podium finish for Hornish — our man Wert's fast-driving doppelg nger — not to mention a championship for the Indianapolis 500-mile champ and his boss Roger Penske. Congrats to Sam and Roger, not to mention more incentive for Ray to walk around the Detroit Metro area in… » 9/10/06 5:00pm 9/10/06 5:00pm

Hornish May Run Busch Series Next Year

IRL racer Sam Hornish, Jr. claims he's not hanging up his Indy machine yet, but he has been talking to his boss, Roger Penske, about possibly running a limited Busch Series schedule next fall. For Hornish, it's primarily about curiosity: "If you're competitive with what you're running in right now, you want to be… » 9/08/06 2:30pm 9/08/06 2:30pm

Sam Hornish Claims Texas, We're All, 'Wha?'

Having lived in the Lone Star State and having fallen in love with at least two too many women from it, we still don't quite claim Texas. Sure, we've got a bit of Tejas cred, and we love the place. We're anxiously looking forward to our forward-til-death Route 66 roadtrip out there in two months which will be… » 5/31/06 12:49am 5/31/06 12:49am

I am Indy: This Is What A Pit Stop Is Supposed To Be

Before Sam Hornish tried to drive off with the fuel hose and fuel man still attached to his car in this year's Indy 500, the Penske team actually had a couple of successful pit stops. And by successful we mean they changed all four tires, added fuel, and didn't break anything. Also, the blonde you can barely see at… » 5/28/06 8:15pm 5/28/06 8:15pm

I am Indy: Ride, Sammy, Ride!


Sam Hornish Jr. won the Indy 500, and here's how he ended up making Marco Andretti look like, well, a 19-year old rookie. He qualified first, but a seemingly un-passable Dan Wheldon dominated most of the race with Hornish sitting back around third. Then — distaster struck. During a late-race pit stop a fuel hose got… » 5/28/06 7:44pm 5/28/06 7:44pm